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One of my closest friends just spent two days helping her young adult, child, adjust to her new dorm at an amazing college. Her social media pages were flooded with beautiful photos of the campus and welcome ceremonies and events. She is extremely proud of her daughter, but she is missing her terribly now that she has returned home.
With school starting back, we all know someone who is taking their child to college for the first time. As a friend, there is something you can do to help them, and their child, at the same time: Help your friend create a care package to take/send to their child, OR create one for them.
As we all know, college and coffee go hand in hand. From the early morning rush, to the late nights studying, or just simply relaxing, college students seem to live on coffee! I decided a coffee themed care package with a Keurig® K200 Brewing System would be just the thing! I could even choose a color that would match her dorm room decor and her personality! Just look at all these colors!
The Keurig® K200 Brewing System is actually a college must-have and will be appreciated because it fits the college student budget. No college student has the ability to spend $100 a week on coffee, and that’s what just three coffee shop coffee’s a day could cost her! YIKES! Thanks to Keurig® and Walmart, she can refill her coffee care package each week with two eighteen packs of gourmet k-cups for less than $25! This is, at least, a savings of 85% in comparison to grabbing coffee shop drinks every day! If y’all remember college budgets, or lack thereof, then you know this coffee care package will be the ultimate gift!
Check out the amazing Coffee Care Package we put together!
My friends daughter had chosen to do her dorm room in a red, black, and white color scheme. Knowing she didn’t have a coffee machine, and keeping with the decor colors of her room, we chose the black Keurig® K200 for her package. Once we had our coffee brewing machine picked out, it was time to choose all the goodies to go with it!
Next, we picked up a couple of her favorite flavors of coffee – the Green Mountain Breakfast Blend and the Original Donut Shop Coffee. Later, we planned on sending some tea and hot chocolate, but this would give her a great start.
Of course she would need mugs and we were able to find those in a color that matched her dorm colors perfectly! And, of course, who doesn’t need a travel mug?! We also added in some creamy chocolate and hazelnut creamers, along with some honey knowing these were her favorite coffee additions. We wanted to give it a more homey feel, so we put our creamers into jelly jars. We added chalk labels to the front of the jars and a bit of construction paper to the top to dress the jars up a bit. We then added in some spoons for dipping her creamers and to use as stir sticks.
We believe she is going to be over the moon with her coffee care package! She will be able to set up her own coffee bar right in her dorm room! No more waiting to run out to the coffee shop and she will be better able to stay within her college budget!
When it comes to flavors, here are a few of our favorite K-Cup® blends:
Café Bustelo® Espresso
Café Bustelo® coffee has an irresistible aroma and rich, full-bodied flavor that stands up to milk and sugar, like no other!
Lipton® Refresh Iced Sweet Tea
Refresh your mind and body with icy coolness of Lipton® Refresh Iced Sweet Tea. Made from young tea leaves and cane sugar, this iced tea brings pure refreshment.
Green Mountain Coffee® Breakfast Blend
Green Mountain Coffee® Breakfast Blend is a light, crisp way to start your day! Breakfast Blend is the classic, lively, and vibrant New England breakfast coffee. Snappy and citrusy Central American coffee matched with the sweetness of an Indonesian bean. What a perfect morning wake up.
Dunkin’ Donuts® Original Blend
The one and only Dunkin’ Donuts®! Rich and smooth, made from only premium beans, Dunkin’ Donuts coffee lets you experience that signature Dunkin’ Donuts® taste at home.
Lipton® Soothe Green Tea
Calm your mind with Lipton® Soothe Green Tea. Made from tender green tea leaves and herbs, blended with a hint of natural flavor, this delicate tea is an invitation to relax.
The Original Donut Coffee Shop
The Original Donut Shop Coffee is a medium roast coffee that is a sweet and delicious, extra bold all-American classic. Made with 100% Arabica beans this classic coffee is approachable even to those who fear bitter coffee.
Folgers Gourmet Selections® Vanilla Biscotti
Hints of freshly baked vanilla biscotti flavor paired with gourmet coffee make Folgers Gourmet Selections® Vanilla Biscotti Coffee the most delicious break of the day.
We boxed all the goodies up that we had gathered for her new coffee bar. But wait! We weren’t done!
At the very last minute, and knowing it would get there within a couple of days, we added in some homemade muffins for her to eat with her fresh coffee! Nothing says home (and Mom), like fresh baked goods! Maybe next time we can send those homemade chocolate chip cookies she loves so much!
If you would love to send the ultimate coffee care package, visit the Keurig at Walmart site to choose the color that matches your student’s style and see how to build coffee bar care package. Then, explore a wide range of delicious K-Cup® varieties and get a FREE K-Cup® pod sample pack. In the sample pack, you will also get 4 $1 off coupons so you can stock up on an assortment of K-Cup® beverages for next semester’s care package!
What will you add to your coffee care package?
Show us what you think the perfect college care package is, featuring your favorite dorm room items using the #WhatsBrewingOnCampus hashtag!